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Let’s be consistent

Are we practicing consistency with our principles? Do they apply them equally to everyone, even those in our “tribe”? In this episode, I’ll show 3 examples of where this isn’t being done on the Left.

Do you have examples of where this is not being done on the Right? Add a comment here or look in the sidebar for way to let me know via email, phone, or on social media.

Mentioned links:

#MeToo Comes For Martin Luther King

Investigation into Ralph Northam’s racist yearbook photo deemed inconclusive

Poorest Americans Are Benefiting Most From Strong Economy

Cat Declawing Ban Is Passed by N.Y. Lawmakers

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Filed under: Economics & TaxesPartisanshipRace Issues

Just one question

I’ve been discussing the abortion issue for quite some time. Back in the days before the Internet, people would use dial-up modems to call Bulletin Board Systems (BBSs) and have discussions there. One particular discussion about abortion there caused me to clarify my thoughts on the subject and distill the issue down to just one question.

Depending on how you answer that question (no matter how you answer it), it shows that all other questions and issues pale in comparison. In this episode I give you the question, why it matters, and why I answer it the way I do.

And note, not a single Bible will be thumped.

Mentioned links:

Original essay “Just One Question”

Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of “life”

When Human Life Begins [American College of Pediatricians]

Why Life Begins At Conception

“Consider This!” archive for “Abortion”

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Filed under: Abortion

Hamas human shield

Palestinians launched over 600 rockets at Israel. Most of the world gave a collective yawn. But there is no other country that would ever allow this without a response. Yet when it happens to Israel, people like Rep. Ilhan Omar come out to blame Israel for responding.

Oh, and the Democrats running for President? Well, at least Omar said something. That crowd couldn’t be bothered.

California, following on the heels of New York and Massachusetts, raised its minimum wage recently. Suddenly, their restaurant industry is feeling the brunt of that. Who could have predicted that? (Hint: conservatives.)

And listener Barb has an update from the southern border.

Mentioned links:

Gaza rocket fire kills first Israeli civilians since 2014 war

Ilhan Omar defends Palestinians after terrorists rain rockets on Israel

Prager Explains ‘The Middle East Problem’

Shocking video of children in Philadelphia Muslim Society: ‘We will chop off their heads’ for Allah

Suspects in Ahwatukee shootout with feds were smuggling minor, court docs reveal

California Is Beginning To Feel The Negative Side Of Minimum Wage Hikes

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Filed under: Economics & TaxesImmigrationIsraelMiddle EastMinimum Wage

Art and architecture

I think we can sometimes go overboard looking for ill intent in comment from “the other side”, whichever side that may be. Some conservatives did just that, in my opinion, over some comments about the Notre Dame fire.

The Supreme Court will be hearing 3 cases next session that will be part of a continuing effort in this country to reconcile the rights of various groups of sexual identities and preferences (groups that seem to be created daily) with the First Amendment right to freedom of religion.

Mentioned links:

Ilhan Omar’s Response To Notre Dame Cathedral Burning Down Draws Criticism

Supreme Court takes 3 religious liberty versus LGBT rights cases

Supreme Court to Hear Cases Involving Firings of Gay, Transgender Employees

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Filed under: Human SexualityJudiciaryPartisanshipReligionTransgender

“Uplanned” opening eyes

The movie “Unplanned” is doing quite well across the country, given its limited release. It is bringing the truth of the abortion industry to everyone, including many Planned Parenthood employees. It’s truly eye-opening and I recommend this exposé to anyone interested in the truth about abortion.

This episode I’ve got a new segment, “Letters from Auntie M”. It’s being voiced by a friend of mine from the Shire Network News days, the pseudonymous “Tom Paine”. For this segment, Auntie M talks about anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party.

Mentioned links:

“Unplanned”

False: “Abortion is Only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s Services”

The Center for Medical Progress

Abortion clinic workers respond to ‘Unplanned’ movie — and they want out of the industry

Hillary Clinton Sends 30,000 Emails On Mission To Investigate Black Hole [satire]

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Filed under: AbortionAntisemitismAuntie MGuest ContributorsRace Issues

Discrimination at Yale

It’s been 4 years since I first reported on Dan Price and his minimum wage of $70,000 per year for his company Gravity Payments. Has it stood the test of time?

Yale Law School got a little blowback from student groups when they dared let a conservative lawyer speak there. Just a month later, they caved, stopped offering financial support for students who for public service organizations guilty of thought crimes.

Mentioned links:

The $70,000-a-Year Minimum Wage

Episode 104: Gravity Payments CEO Weighs In On the Minimum Wage

Episode 116: Being Pro-choice, and Dan Price’s Gamble Four Months On

Yale Law School Yanks Stipends From Students Who Work For Christian Firms

Argus Hamilton

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Filed under: Economics & TaxesEducationMinimum WageReligion

Still drinking the Kool-Aid?

This time out I’m talking about the release of Attorney General Bob Barr’s summary of the Mueller Report, what it says, and who lost the most with its release.

Winners:

  • On collusion: Trump.
  • On obstruction of justice: Toss-up

Losers:

  • On assurances that Trump was about to be impeached Real Soon Now: The left-leaning media, pundits, and politicos.

Listen in for my analysis of Barr’s summary.

And speaking of the media:

Mentioned links:

The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults [Wikipedia]

Read Attorney General William Barr’s summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings

Russia Offered to Help Donald Trump. Donald Trump, Jr. and His Dad Refused. Democrats Are Upset Now.

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Filed under: AsiaMediaMueller ReportPartisanshipRussia

The crisis on the border is real

Colleges and universities are supposedly where free speech and association are encouraged. Well, I have an example of where the students were all for those until they realized that it meant freedom for everyone, and there were some groups for whom they simply couldn’t allow that.

The Border Patrol has its hands full, literally. The detention centers and courts that process illegal immigrants are not able to handle the surge of people coming across the border. But hey, it’s not like it’s a crisis or anything.

And, oh yes, kittens.

Mentioned links:

Iowa State student government opposes freedom of association after learning it protects Christians

Democrats fight for kittens’ right to life after voting to kill born-alive babies

Border Patrol says detention centers are full — and starts releasing migrants

Report: DHS to Release 1.8K Border Crossers, Illegal Aliens into U.S. over Weekend

Immigration court backlog up 300%, system ‘on brink of collapse’

Authorities move to shut down ‘national puppy laundering ring’ with ties to Chicago pet stores

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Filed under: AbortionFree SpeechGovernmentImmigration

Jamie Shupe

Jamie Shupe, who became a transgender and got nationwide publicity when doing so, realized it was all a “sham” and has returned to being the man he was born as. I’ll talk about his journey there and back again. (But don’t expect that he’ll get the same media attention this time.)

It turns out that no matter how  you implement them, disincentives to work turn out pretty much the same way. In Finland, they compared traditional unemployment benefits with the Universal Basic Income for 2 years. I’ll discuss their findings.

Mentioned links:

I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.

Finland’s Universal Basic Income Yields Disappointing Returns

Iran Appointed to U.N. Women’s Rights Committee

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Filed under: EntitlementsGovernmentHuman SexualityTransgender

How can we get health care costs down?

I have a story for both cat lovers and health care cost enthusiasts. Really? You’ll hear about trying to care for a sick cat shows how the free market can reduce those health care costs.

Blanca was about to lose her house after her husband died. Hear about how she recovered from that, how she took steps to ensure her financial stability, and how ironic her solution was.

Mentioned links:

Cat Bites The Hand That Feeds; Hospital Bills $48,512

Ocasio-Cortez’s Mom Leaves New York To Escape Democrats’ High Taxes

EXCLUSIVE: ‘God played quite a joke on me with this politics stuff!’ The privacy-loving mother of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez whips up lasagna as she tells how she had to flee New York because of high taxes and gushes about wedding bells for her daughter

As New Evidence of Progressive Bigotry Emerges, Jack Phillips Finally Wins His Case

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Filed under: Economics & TaxesGovernmentHealth Care

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